Our 5 course Valentine’s menu is available Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February.

50pp. Pre order and deposit required, click to see the menu.

Welcome.

The ‘Old Smithy’ in Washington Village, is a 400 year old Grade II Listed building. The building has had a colourful past, formerly; a blacksmith’s forge, stables and even a pottery, it is famed locally for its connection to the capture of the highwayman Robert Hazlit, who was arrested and subsequently hanged after being spotted by a local lad, having his horse shod here by the resident blacksmith.

Things are slightly different these days.

Now ‘The Forge’, the building has undergone a full restoration and has been transformed into an eclectic, vibrant eatery, serving the highest quality, locally sourced, wholesome fresh food this side of the river. Accompanied by an extensive wine selection, locally distilled gins, real ales and great cocktails, The Forge is an excellent destination for those seeking fantastic quality food and drink, prepared by experienced talented chefs, in an historic yet cosy setting.

Lunch

Served from 12 – 5.30pm, Wednesday to Saturday.

A varied assortment of meat, fish, vegetarian small plates, sharing boards, nibbles, mains and desserts, all locally sourced and freshly prepared, by the talented local lad, Chef Lee Bennett.

Book

Lunch 24/1/19

2 small plates & 1 side @ 9.

Small plates:

Parsnip soup, dukkah, focaccia 6.
Smoked mackerel scotch egg, pickled cucumber, harissa 6.5
Glazed cabbage and broccoli, toasted peanuts, soy and sriracha 5.
Breaded cod nuggets, curried yellow peas, yoghurt 6.5
Roasted beets, goats cheese, spinach, walnut dressing 6.
Baked hen’s egg, Charlotte potato, black pudding, herb butter 6.5
Cauliflower fritters, cured ham, caper and raisin dressing 6.
Crispy chicken fritters, pickled mushrooms, truffle mayo 6.5
Cold smoked salmon, broccoli, brioche, orange crème fraîche 6.5

•••

Big plates:

North Sea fish pie, glazed greens 9.
Curried squash and barley risotto, poached hen’s egg, flaked almonds 9.
Open lasagne of venison, smoked bacon , red wine onions, parmesan 9.
8oz. rib-eye/fillet, fat cut chips, peppercorn sauce 19.5/26.

•••

Afters:

Warm treacle tart, lemon curd ice cream 6.
Hand made ice cream and sorbet 5.
Sticky date sundae, salted caramel, vanilla ice cream 6.
British cheese, grapes, chutney, crackers 7.5

Please note: Due to seasonal changes, this is the most recent menu. If you would like to find the latest menu we have on offer, please call, email or contact us on Facebook. Please get in touch if you have any special requirements for your booking(s).

Sunday Lunch

Served from 12 – 6pm, Sunday.

A traditional roast, Chicken, Pork, Beef, Lamb and a vegetarian option, all locally sourced and freshly prepared, by the talented local lad, Chef Lee Bennett.

 

Example Sunday Lunch Menu

 

Book

Dinner

Served from 6pm, Wednesday to Saturday evening.

An ever changing varied selection of starters, mains and desserts, all locally sourced and freshly prepared, by the talented local lad, Chef Lee Bennett.

Book

Dinner 24/1/19

Small plates:

Parsnip soup, dukkah, focaccia 6.
Smoked mackerel scotch egg, pickled cucumber, harissa 6.5
Marinated beets, goats cheese, bitter leaves, walnut dressing 6.
Crispy chicken terrine, pickled mushrooms, truffle mayo, parmesan 6.5
Seared king scallops, cured ham, cauliflower, capers and raisins 8.5

•••

Big plates:

Fillet of pork, slow cooked belly, black pudding, braeburn, creamed potato 16.
Roasted salmon, shellfish cream, pink firs, samphire, broccoli 14.
Curried squash and barley risotto, poached hen’s egg, flaked almonds 12.
North sea cod, haricot bean broth, leeks, spinach, crème fraîche 16.
8oz rib-eye/fillet, peppercorn sauce – choose your side 19.5/26.

•••

Afters:

Dark chocolate fondant, blood orange sorbet, hazelnut crunch 7.
Warm treacle tart, lemon curd ice cream 6.
Warm pistachio and polenta cake, Yorkshire rhubarb, white chocolate 7.
Sticky date sundae, vanilla ice cream, salted caramel 6.5
British cheese, grapes, chutney, crackers 7.5

Please note: Due to seasonal changes, this is the most recent menu. If you would like to find the latest menu we have on offer, please call, email or contact us on Facebook. Please get in touch if you have any special requirements for your booking(s).

What are you waiting for?

For parties of 8 or more, or if you have a special request, please call 0191 908 7621 to book.

All other bookings can be made following the link below:

Book

The Forge

Send us a message

9 + 5 =

Emails are checked up until 5pm on weekdays, if your query is urgent please call the restaurant on 0191 908 7621.